Everyone seemed to be doing well except me and my career. And my accent was no helping me any.
An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa.
Making a television show is not like making Coca-Cola or Bacardi rum. The human element in our business prevents us from finding a successful formula every time.
My Latin temper blows up pretty fast, but it goes down just as fast. Maybe that's why you seldom hear of ulcers in Latin America.
I could have stayed home and been kept by my wife.
I went to high school with Al Capone.
An audience is so important. I would never have had the guts to dub in that big a laugh.
If you don't know what to do, don't do anything.
One of my biggest problems with comedy was that I did not understand some of the jokes.
When I get in the sun I get very tanned. You can't tell me from the native fishermen in Hawaii or Mexico.
The success of I Love Lucy is something that happens only once in a lifetime, if you are fortunate enough to have it happen at all.
The thing I remember about New York was how little I felt. I arrived with one small bag and $15.
Since I was very young I have always worked hard at whatever I have had to do.
Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch-hunts.
I don't think anyone can tell you what it is that makes you a star.
Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.
Motion-picture studio floors used to be all wooden and not smooth at all. This was difficult when moving a camera around on a dolly.
A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line.
Al Jolson was one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived.
Good things do not come easy. The road is lined with pitfalls.
I learned a lot from Xavier Cugat.
The straw hat is the typical hat Cubans use. It's cool and keeps the sun away from your face.
The Spanish and Cuban people have the same kind of wakes the Irish do. They go on for two or three days and drink a lot of booze and eat a lot of food.
The custom of my grandfather's day is still going strong in Latin America. American girls do not seem to understand it.
I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude.
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